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. stevie wonder, a man who has personified not only the obamas, but also martin luther king day, bought he was one of the people who got the day created in the first place and made martin luther king's birthday a national holiday. i talked to him about that, about the first couple, about gun control, about many things. a fascinating few minutes with a living musical legend. >> stevie wonder, how are you? >> great. how are you? >> is that your british accent? >> i was born in england, actually. i louvre e moved to the states. >> this is a huge night. and for you, i guess, a very special day. you campaigned very hard to have a national holiday on martin luther king day. this is that day, and it's the day that barack obama is inaugurated again. how do you feel today? >> very excited, very, very happy. i feel like there's so many things that i envisioned, that i saw, and those things are happening, coming true. the only thing i'm hoping for is that we truly will get people together. you know, sometimes i wish we could have even more than a democratic party and republican party, a united party.
. it was magical. i'm here with my mama. it's a great night. >> what does it mean to you, martin luther king day today. the president, a black president being re-elected. second inauguration. what does it mean to you? >> it's amazing. you know, it's martin luther king's holiday, and you know, it's incredible. i can hear it now. i got to turn it down. i can hear everybody now. i don't know if i can hear that good after this. it's unbelievable. i went to the memorial yesterday, the martin luther king memorial, i was with so many great people, dick gregory, and it was incredible. today was magical. magical because i felt the dream that our forefathers, when they dreamed up the hope and freedom, i felt it. every time you're in the capitol, on the grass, you think about in the 1800s, they were doing the same thing. it's amazing. >> it seems natural if you're a democrat or a republican or an independent, only today, for two reasons, martin luther king and barack obama, the president of the united states, it's a great day to celebrate being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack
african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> only a few people able to witness the b
? >> the monument. >> here we go. >> what do you think when you see that? >> i think about martin luther king's speech and how, like, packed it was when he gave his speech. >> yeah. >> and like now, looking at it like a bunch of years later. >> reporter: this is history. the second inauguration of the first black president. and the first lady. >> hopefully i don't cry or anything, 'cause that's -- that is a really important moment for me. i like she didn't forget where she came from. she know how it is to not have anything u and now she is in the white house, she is still doing what she can to help us. >> reporter: so, these guys are counting down, my director here. by the way, the kids from the university, st. louis university high school, they are going to be the guests of missouri senator claire mccaskill, they will be sitting with her at the inauguration tomorrow. you know, speaking of young people, i'm going to speak to the student president of clark atlanta university tomorrow. he says he knows that there's going to be another black president. i'm going to talk to him about that and an
, the national observance of martin luther king jr.'s birthday. >> earlier 25today, president obama and vice president biden traveled to the martin luther king jr. monument. >> mother person who was sut cut down. medger evers was shot. and you're the first lay woman, usually it's clergy who gives the invocation, they've told you three minutes does that make you anxious? >> three minutes. no, it doesn't. first of all, i'm just thrilled. i'm so honored to have been asked to deliver the invocation. to get it down to three minutes is going to be a little difficult for me. but i've gone through it and i think i will be successful. if not, perhaps they'll turn the mike off. i don't know. >> they'll play music loud and someone will haul you off the stage. ironically, it was 50 years ago that you were trying to get to the march on washington. >> that is correct. >> and you obviously could not. >> i was in boston, and had just delivered a speech there. transportation was slow. i got to washington and could not get to the stage. it was so disappointing. and for years, heartbreaking. because i wanted s
. >> it was a very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation swore in its first black president to a second term on a holiday celebrating one of its foremost civil rights leaders. >> while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing. >> reporter: it was as much an inauguration as a cross cultural celebration. a place where a puerto rican woman raised in a housing project swears in a catholic environment from scranton, pennsylvania, where a gay cuban immigrant reads his home about a rising sun shining equally on all of us. >> my face, your face. milli
in to be -- for a second term, wolf. >> tomorrow, he'll have dr. martin luther king, jr. bible and abraham lincoln's bible at the official public ceremony at the white house. you're looking at live pictures. we're about to go into the blue room of the united states. the president of the united states and his family, they will be there together with the chief justice of the united states, john roberts. he will administer the oath as we get ready for this historic moment. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of moo i ability. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice.
martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time including the things that come with this, including the media. a lot of us are wondering what the president is going to say in his inaugural speech. obviously, so much is weighing on it. if anything, even more important than the first time around because he has, as john has pointed out, a small window to make a big difference for whatever legacy he wants to leave. so, don, what do you know -- dan, about t
to martin luther king, jr. and civil rights movement, president and vice president's home states and take a look at this over here, nasa will be a part of the parade as well. here is an exact replica of the mars curiosity rover. it will be rolling down pennsylvania avenue just behind the president and the rest of the parade floats in tomorrow's inaugural parade. we'll have a unique perspective on all of this tomorrow, john. we will be on the back, when i say we, me, my producer and photographer, on the back of a flatbed truck just in front of the president's motorcade as it's rolling down pennsylvania avenue towards the white house and presidential reviewing stand where the president will hop off, go inside the white house and come back out and watch the parade take place. it's going to be a sight to watch because of so much work and preparation that's gone into this parade and just to give you a sense of how much preparation, we talked to the folks at hargrove, a little company here in the washington, d.c., area, they've been building these floats since 1945. harry truman's inaugural in
-laying ceremony and the martin luther king jr. memorial. vice president joe biden was also sworn if for his second term in office. >> the ceremony took place this morning at the naval observatory, which was the vice president's official residence. the swearing in oath was performed by sonia sotomayor. mr. biden, are you ready? >> please place your hand on the bible and raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, joseph r. biden junior do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of th
called let freedom ring concert in honor of dr. martin luther king. on the other side of the kennedy center you had really a who's who in latino community celebrating the fact there's a sense of empowerment in the community because of the campaign, because of the election and the re-election of president barack obama. had a chance to talk to a lot of people who showed up. some on the red carpet. others here for the concert. bo biden, one of those, of course, who was here with his dad and family. i think he said like 50 of them running around over the weekend getting together for the inaugural events. he said it's all a big celebration tonight. so we talked a little bit about the things that happened including a little controversial remark his father made really off camera when he accidentally said he was the president. listen. >> bo, good to see you again. >> great to see you. >> what do you make of the last 24 hours and looking forward? i mean, there must be a lot of excitement. >> a lot of excitement. our whole family is together. about 50 bidens and running around this town. 13 im
on facebook. >>> president obama today has been sharing the spotlight with dr. martin luther king jr. just before the president's swearing-in, president obama and his family attended a church service celebrating king and his legacy. and tomorrow's swearing-in coincides with the national observed holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. when president obama takes the oath of office, he will use a bible that belonged to dr. king. also today president obama and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. this is an inauguration day tradition which took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in which also happened this morning. >> with the beginning of that, we're now 6:15, 17 minutes to be exact into term two. change has come for the new administration, a newly shuffled cabinet, headless al qaeda overseas but trouble in north africa at the moment, suddenly touchy subject of gun reform coloring nearly every page of the domestic agenda. here to discuss the second term with gloria borger and david
the civil rights movement. one for the civil rights movement itself and one honoring dr. martin luther king. obviously, because inauguration day is happening on mlk day and then one honoring the tuskkegee airmen, the african-american military aviators of world war ii. a lot of fun to watch and all of this is going to happen so quickly, i hope i have some time to take some pictures, gloria. it is going to be an amazing ride. >> we'll all be jealous. all be jealous of jim acosta tomorrow on that flatbed truck. we'll talk to jim today throughout the festivities. >>> security always such a big event and chris lawrence is covering that several blocks away on the national mall. chris, the president's ceremony will be private and what are officials most concerned about at this moment? >> everywhere, really, john. in a sense, this inauguration and parade is really the truest definition of national security because just a couple minutes after the president today takes the oath of office the d.c. police will be deputizing thousands. 2,000 to 3,000 other police officers who have come here to help them
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